Hessequa Local Municipality (WC042)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 29, Riversdale, 6670
    Physical: Van den Berg Street, Riversdale
    Tel: 028 713 8000
    Fax: 086 401 5202
    Web: www.hessequa.gov.za

    Resident Queries

    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 5 733km²
    Description: The Hessequa Local Municipality is a Category B municipality situated within the Eden District in the Western Cape Province. It lies at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains, with its boundaries stretching along the southern Cape coast from the Breede River in the west to Gouritsmond in the east. It is the largest of seven municipalities in the district, making up a quarter of its geographical area. The N2 National Road forms the main transportation conduit across the municipality.
     Hessequa has a moderate climate. Rainfall occurs predominantly in winter and reaches totals of 300mm inland to 1 000mm on the coast. The Little Karoo in the rain shadow of the Langeberg is the driest region. Agricultural activities are largely determined by the local rainfall pattern. Most of the basal geology in Hessequa has been influenced by the Cape Fold Belt, which has caused the east-west heading mountains generally comprising hard quartzite sandstone and thin shale bands of the Table Mountain Group.
     Hessequa’s vegetation falls within the Cape Floral Kingdom, which is characterised by its exceptional richness in plant species. More than 8 700 species are known to occur, of which two thirds are endemic. About 75% of all plants in the South African Red Data Book are found in the Cape Floral Kingdom. Of these species, about 1 700 are threatened with extinction. The major biomes occurring within Hessequa may be divided into nine major vegetation groups.

    Cities/Towns: Albertinia, Gouritz, Heidelberg, Jongensfontein, Riversdale, Slangrivier, Still Bay, Witsand
    Main Economic Sectors: Trade (20.3%), community services (18.5%), construction (15.6%), finance (15%), agriculture (14.3%), transport (12.2%), manufacturing (3%)
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 8, DA 8, VF PLUS 1
    Controlling Party: DA/VF PLUS Coalition
    Mayor: Mr Grant Riddles
    Other Members of Council: Mr Adwin Saayman (Deputy Mayor and Development and Planning Service Portfolio), Mr Andrew Stroebel (Speaker), Annemarie Joubert (Technical Services Portfolio), Ben Smit (Corporate Management Portfolio and Financial Services Portfolio), Margaret Jakobs (Community Services Portfolio)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Mr Johan Jacobs
    Chief Financial Officer: Ms Lien Viljoen
    Communications Officer: Ms Marina Griesel
    LED Officer: Ms Elana Lotriet
    Other Senior Management: Mr Hendrik Visser (Director: Development and Planning), Ms Marina Griesel (Director: Corporate Management), Mr Chris Onrust (Director: Community Services), Ms Lien Viljoen (Director: Financial Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 54 23752 642
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 23.9%24.4%
    Population 15 to 64 64.8%64.6%
    Population over 65 11.2%11.1%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 54.354.9
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 94.894.1
    Population Growth
    Per annum 0.68%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a14.1%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a18.9%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 3.4%4.6%
    Matric 30.2%23.5%
    Higher education 8.3%10.4%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 17 37115 873
    Average household size 3.13.2
    Female headed households 36.4%34.1%
    Formal dwellings 95.8%93.8%
    Housing owned 73.1%60.3%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 91.0%80.7%
    Weekly refuse removal 74.4%78.7%
    Piped water inside dwelling 84.9%81.0%
    Electricity for lighting 98.3%94.9%

    Note: For information on methodology, sources and definitions please see Sources.

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME Clean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeClean audit outcomeFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates65 93760 79355 32551 272
    Service charges173 413161 217148 435152 372
    Investment revenue12 6376 0523 3362 981
    Transfers recognised - operational52 39258 76945 38554 855
    Other own revenue65 22860 66661 26910 148
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)369 608347 496313 750271 628
    Employee costs116 414107 866103 45999 537
    Remuneration of councillors6 0475 7915 1434 636
    Depreciation & asset impairment25 48119 92338 69820 232
    Finance charges13 6959 8518 9009 256
    Materials and bulk purchases99 69173 94666 96862 823
    Transfers and grants585---
    Other expenditure85 12594 68988 00688 952
    Total Expenditure347 037312 066311 174285 436
    Surplus/(Deficit)22 57135 4302 576(13 807)
    Transfers recognised - capital27 45614 30916 22115 832
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions50 02749 74018 7972 025
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year50 02749 74018 7972 025
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure78 75029 24923 76340 017
    Transfers recognised - capital24 37013 15810 98613 431
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing47 53911 26410 27516 249
    Internally generated funds6 8414 8272 50110 337
    Total sources of capital funds78 75029 24923 76340 017
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets249 265174 28886 32372 282
    Total non current assets694 930643 889575 987619 788
    Total current liabilities139 61397 77552 10249 117
    Total non current liabilities224 270192 237131 937130 691
    Community wealth/Equity580 313528 164478 271512 262
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating115 92897 10240 99612 159
    Net cash from (used) investing(77 975)(26 483)(23 632)(41 166)
    Net cash from (used) financing32 13213 498(9 837)34 191
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end206 785136 70052 58343 246
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expenditure10 6008 54642 6709 914
    Irregular expenditure-13 6411 4876 205
    Fruitless & wasteful expenditure2797556381 337
    SOURCES71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

    Note: For information on methodology, sources and definitions please see Sources.

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 107 866103 45999 53784 315
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 5 7915 1434 6364 406
     
    Total Employee Positions 616595583665
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 40264946
    Total Vacancy Percentage 6.49%4.37%8.40%6.92%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 6688
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 0021
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 222200
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 0000
    Community And Social Service Positions 100698474
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 8866
    Finance And Administration Positions 11711396116
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 561610
    Electricity Positions 37434245
    Vacant Electricity Positions 1334
    Enviromental Protection Positions 901513
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0032
    Health Positions 0000
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 15212132
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 0012
    Road Transport Positions 10390109109
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 5086
    Sport And Recreation Positions 66938259
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 13640
    Waste Management Positions 60674667
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 6319
    Waste Water Management Positions 47495855
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 1053
    Water Positions 34222287
    Vacant Water Positions 1003
    Other Positions 0000
    Vacant Other Positions 0000

    Note: For information on methodology, sources and definitions please see Sources.

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/a55.18n/a35.59
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 13 74815 98415 58013 355
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 13 34411 42115 17612 951
    Inside the yard 12 94510 93614 71412 951
    Less than 200m from yard 3994554320
    More than 200m from yard 030300
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 7824 6494 7375 970

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 14 55714 11914 81014 460
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 3974 6294 8964 705

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/a00
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 15 16513 32715 87313 444
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 12 94510 93612 80712 807
    Flush toilet - septic tank 1 7131 7131 186220
    Ventilated pit latrine 48765849513
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 009810
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 8794 6494 7374 846

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 15 87314 60115 87312 713
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 4 4724 3504 8504 705

    Note: For information on methodology, sources and definitions please see Sources.

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Red Tape Reduction Plan; Hessequa Innovation Helix and Sustainable Energy Solution; Destination Marketing Plan.

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Incentive framework to attract investors.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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